According to Spanish source Estadio Deportivo, West Ham United may have been handed an Isco transfer hope with GSB apparently in the mix for his signature.
The Lowdown: Big name free agent…
As things stand, the former Malaga sensation appears set to become one of the ‘big name’ free agents of 2022 with his contract expiring on June 30.
Clubs will be competing to sign Isco ahead of the transfer window given his soon-to-be Bosman status and it is believed that West Ham are one of them.
The 29-year-old is also said to be attracting interest from the likes of FC Barcelona, Milan, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Fiorentina and alleged overwhelming favourites Sevilla.
The Latest: West Ham in mix…
Indeed, Estadio Deportivo claim that while ‘everything indicates’ he will join Sevilla, they also say ‘some surprises should never be ruled out’ – namedropping West Ham as suitors.
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The playmaker, despite his heavy links to Sevilla, has also been pictured in Florence recently with La Viola one of the interested parties.
The Verdict: Fresh hope?
This report hints at some hope for West Ham if they do indeed wish to sign Isco on a free deal, but should manager David Moyes and co make his signing a priority?
Once valued at around £100m by the Galacticos, any club signing the attacker for free could just highlight his real decline in recent seasons.
His market value is now estimated by Transfermarkt at around £6.75m, a real drop off from his once-marquee price tag.
Isco’s best season at the Bernabeu, where he notched ten goals and eight assists in La Liga over 2016/2017, was a long time ago and it would arguably come as a gamble to see if he could resurrect his career in east London.
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